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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Another One Bites The Dust Mold Bucket of Brown Fetid Water

posted by on March 25 at 15:57 PM

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125th and Aurora

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has shut down another Aurora motel because of “systematic” sanitation, construction, electric, fire and air quality violations.

Investigators found garbage, old tires, broken TVs and pieces of furniture strewn around the Seattle Motor Inn, as well as bedframes propped up on phone books and a “five gallon bucket filled with brown fetid water” stashed in one bathroom.

Last week, the DOH also shut down the Orion Motel, just two blocks away from the Motor Inn. According to a DOH spokeswoman, the Seattle Police Department tipped off the health department about conditions at the motels.

All the guests have been cleared out from the properties, and the DOH is working out a settlement agreement with the building owners. So far, the Motor Inn’s owners have agreed to a license revocation, although they will likely apply to reopen if they are able to get the building back up to code.

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So that's where I left my bucket!

Posted by Ziggity | March 25, 2008 4:02 PM
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These bastards are just trying to gentrify the Aurora Avenue neighborhood by driving out all of the affordable housing options for low income people! Once the government gets to deprive people of their five gallon buckets of feted brown water you know the yuppies are coming with their townhouses and condos!

Posted by Sdstarr | March 25, 2008 5:12 PM
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That's not brown fetid water! That's diarrhea in a bucket of piss! Idiots.

Posted by Bob | March 25, 2008 5:46 PM
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the zoning is the problem.

the lots are too small to build regular residential. the lots are too shallow. the buildings crowd the street, there isn't any room for a decent setback, no bank will finance and no builder will build decent housing. so it's all auto oriented crap.

to fix it you need deeper lots that will allow setbacks and actual shallow u shaped driveways. to get the deeper lots we have to change the sfh zoning on the lots behind the shallow lots fronting on aurora. so they can be combined. then we can have nicer buildings instead of this crap that is built because we act like it's still a semi rural road to canada a la 1929 or something.

gotta change.

Posted by unPC | March 25, 2008 9:30 PM
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Considering city limits just north of there, and Shoreline's zoning codes, I'm not surprised we haven't changed much there.

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 26, 2008 12:03 AM

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